An iconic figure of early Futurism, Russolo was born on 30 April 1885.
In 1913 he published his revolutionary manifesto ‘The Art of Noises’, calling for the integration of a range of different sound effects into musical compositions. To this end, he developed rudimentary instruments called intonarumori (‘noise-intoners’) to replicate the screeching, hissing and roaring of the industrial age.
Here is our tribute to his work.
12 June 2021#ArtIsEverywhereMW... even when working from home! This video was originally posted on 30 April 2020 to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Futurist artist Luigi Russolo in 1885. In his honour we created some noise! #MuseumWeek @MuseumWeek
12 June 2021Our exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 will end on 20 June, don't miss it, this is your last chance to see the colourful MITA designs! Info&Bookings: bit.ly/3i4TbJI